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Halls Creek Bike Track Project with a boy on a bike jumping over a jump

There were many government groups involved — the shire, WA Police and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to make it all possible.

With the collaborative support from other organisations such as East Kimberley Job Pathways and members of the local community, the project has made a huge difference in changing lives by keeping kids on track and making positive use of land that was once used for hooning in stolen cars. This project was very much community led, with schoolchildren attending the site to help design the track as it was being built and lending a helping hand with raking and compacting.

Thanks to East Kimberley Job Pathways, recycled bikes from Resources Recovery in Sydney found their way into the hands of many children. Halls Creek police officers held bike repair workshops, teaching the kids valuable skills to maintain and fix second-hand bikes, promoting sustainability and self-sufficiency.

Whilst the pindan track may be temporary, a well-thought-out plan for a permanent structure is already in the works. After consulting with community members, a barbecue area has been discussed, as well as the incorporation of the wonderful art and colours of the East Kimberley.

Back in Perth, WestCycle has been running a helmet drive collecting new or second-hand helmets in good condition, that meet Australian Standards. WestCycle have been running a drop off facility at their West Leederville office, before sending the helmets to the community in Halls Creek.

The Halls Creek Bike Track is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when a community comes together and paves the way for a brighter future for all. Kudos to everyone involved!


Page reviewed 27 February 2023